Classic Waffles

I’ve finally got the hang of my waffle iron.

After a period of seasoning, the generous application of vegetable oil to the preheated iron before each batch … and a recipe that includes more butter/oil than a pancake recipe, I’ve finally managed a full batch. If I fill the grids with batter, I get 4 rectangular waffles, while if I add about 1/3 of a cup of batter to each side, I get 2 round-ish waffles … enough for one generous serving.

Classic Waffles – makes 5 servings (of 4 rectangles or 2 rounds each)

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla sugar or extract
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup melted unsalted butter, shortening or vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups milk, warmed slightly
2 eggs, slightly beaten

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.

In a second bowl, mix together melted butter and warmed milk. Add beaten eggs.

Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix.

Pour into waffle iron, sprinkle fresh berries or chocolate chips over the top of the batter, close the lid and cook until done. My waffle iron takes 3-3 1/2 minutes to cook the waffles perfectly. (I listen for the hissing sound to stop.)

Fresh raspberries were added to the waffles in the center while the ones at the top right of the picture had chocolate chips sprinkled over the batter. The other waffles were left plain.

Serve with butter, maple syrup, fruit sauce or however you prefer.

I wonder if I can do something savoury with some of the waffles. Do YOU have any ideas?


6 thoughts on “Classic Waffles

    1. It feels like quite the accomplishment as the history of this waffle iron involves sitting in my mom’s cabinets for >30 yrs unused. Its purpose has finally been fulfilled. 🙂

  1. That’s great Maria, your waffles look delicious. For savoury, I would put anything with a good sauce or gravy (butter chicken, chicken tikka masala, ground meat as sloppy joes), it would be delicious.

    1. Thank you. All your suggestions are great and things I never thought of. Frankly, breakfast sausage patties with pan gravy was as adventurous as I got in my own thinking.

  2. It’s been ages since I had waffles (maybe 15 years??? maybe 20 even!). Your waffles look just perfect. Savoury waffles? I’m looking forward to seeing your experiments!

    1. Even if I just use them as bun replacements, I’m sure I can do something non-sweet. Although since I added vanilla to this batch, I’m not sure what they’d taste like. 🙂

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